Who chooses kids’ activities?
A mom I know is feeling distraught about her 15-year-old daughter’s gymnastics. But it could be any extra-curricular, it just happens to be gymnastics. This girl has been a terrific gymnast since she first hit the mat at age 5. Coaches saw talent and have been bringing her along for 10 years now. It’s part […]Continue
The Real Reason I Say No To Electronics
A Letter To My Boys (The Real Reason I Say No To Electronics) – by Renee Robinson Dear Boys, Do you remember the day we went to the drugstore and the lady said, “Wow, you are the first kids I’ve seen all day with nothing in your hands.” Remember how she marveled at how you […]Continue
Getting Ready for Camp
‘Twas the night before camp and all through the house Not a creature was sleeping, not even a mouse. There was weeping and wailing, cries of: “No I won’t go.” Cause the kids weren’t camp-prepped, oh no, oh no, no. Whether it’s day camp or overnight camp, getting a first-timer ready for day one is […]Continue
Active Healthy Kids Canada has put out its annual assessment for ten years, but this year for the first time it compared Canadian children and youth to those in 14 other countries across five continents. Based on nine categories, Canada received a grade of D– in overall physical activity, putting it below Mozambique, New Zealand, […]Continue
What would happen if electronics were forbidden?
Standing Out Posted on Camp Business May 16, 2014 Article Author: Dr. Chris Thurber What would happen if electronics were forbidden? My 9-year-old son, Sava, took a field trip to the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, with his class on Monday. Like any good parent, I asked him what he learned. “I’m the only kid […]Continue
Skills learned at camp create successful career grownups
Peace-makers At Work: PsychTests.com’s Research Reveals The Benefits Of Social Values In The Workplace PsychTests.com’s latest study indicates that proponents of social values perform better at work. Montreal, Canada – April 08, 2014. Many companies seek employees whose values match those of the organizational culture, but how does a person’s individual values affect their work […]Continue
Arowhon Campers Making the World a Better Place
Our camper Noah Cohn has been organizing a bottle drive to raise money for people in need in Cuba. He will be delivering humanitarian aid (medicine, medical supplies, sports equipment and maybe even some chocolate!). His primary objective for the bottle drive is to raise enough money to purchase a wheelchair for the community. ($350)… Noah […]Continue
How Parenting Changes Us!
When we talk about parenting – which of course we parents do ad nauseum – we talk about the kids. When we do talk about ourselves – which is rare – it’s pretty much always about us only insofar as we bounce off them, for better or for worse. They did this, so I…. But […]Continue
What do DisneyWorld, Zappos and Camp Arowhon have in common?
I heard a radio documentary about training incredible staff. They talked about the superb staff at DisneyWorld, and how Disney’s staff training is the best there is – Every single staff comes out of that training living the Disney ideals (like that or not). They also talked about Zappos, the internet clothes and shoes giant. […]Continue
Regulating Emotions – a Life Skill our kids need
Regulating emotions is a dry expression used by psychological professionals to describe being able to calm down and not freak out for too long when you’re upset. It’s the difference between a five minute cry over a boo-boo (physical or emotional) and an hour-long drama. Nobody likes the latter. When grownups do it, it’s appalling […]Continue